[This is an update from a previous post.] While the majority of job postings are legitimate, it’s important to realize that job scams exist and con artists are trying to steal job seekers’ money or identities. Many job scams are difficult to spot because they illegally use the names of legitimate companies. Job scams exist locally, nationally, and internationally. They appear … [Read more...] about Beware of job scams
Job scams are on the rise, and while no one is immune to fraudulent recruitment scams, college students are often targeted. Scammers often claim to be recruiting for a legitimate employer and will advertise jobs where legitimate employers do—online, in newspapers, and even on TV and radio. The best way to protect yourself from being a victim of a job scam is to be aware of them … [Read more...] about Know the warning signs of job scams
Written by Margie Stewart and Lindsey Bell, Career Resource Specialist and Graduate Assistant of Missouri State University Career Center Along with 6 undergraduate college students, we participated in the Missouri State University Bear Breaks Immersion Trip over Spring Break 2018. We traveled to Atlanta, GA, where we partnered with the Atlanta Center for Self Sufficiency … [Read more...] about Helping those who are homeless find their way back into the job market
Written by Kayla Villwock, Intern Program Manager of SAS; article provided courtesy of the National Association of Colleges and Employers. After interviews with several top companies, you accept a job offer from Corporation A to begin a week after graduation. Then, XYZ Startup, a company that just began recruiting new college grads, interviews you and offers you a job to … [Read more...] about Can you change your mind about a job after you’ve accepted?
Written by Grace Smith, junior creative writing major and office assistant for the Career Center Last November, I was in my junior year of college, in a major that doesn’t have obvious career prospects, and a desire to work in a highly competitive field. That is the life of a creative writing major who wants to work in the film industry. I needed to find ways to build up my … [Read more...] about A fun summer job AND valuable career experience? Yes, it’s possible!